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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.7495S, -148.216WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:40:49 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 19:40:49 / November 6, 2016 @ 7:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.216 West, latitude 61.7495 North, depth = 15.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100075w1, ak14301569. Id of event: ak14301569.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eagle River, Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.216° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-06 19:40:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 21:40:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 286 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak14301569 Id of event.
Event Code 14301569 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100075w1,ak14301569, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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